One Ocean, Our Future

14 Aug 2021  - 13 Feb 2022

Mesmerising, mysterious and the future of all life on earth.

Covering more than 70 per cent of the Earth's surface and supplying half its oxygen, the ocean is our planet's life support system. 

The ocean provides 50 per cent of the air we breathe and affects our weather, climate, food supply, culture and wellbeing. Learn how we are intimately tied to the ocean in this immersive exhibition and how a changing climate, overfishing and pollution are affecting our future. 

Marvel at the wonders of the ocean and the diversity of Australia's marine life revealed by Schmidt Ocean Institute's 2020 circumnavigation of Australia aboard their research vessel Falkor. Discover, manipulate and inspect 3D visualisations of five extraordinary deep-sea specimens, ponder on the climate record contained in a real Antarctic ice core, hear about the impacts of a changing planet and ocean from witnesses, and learn how two centuries of analysing and examining the ocean have given us the knowledge to make things change for the better.  

What kind of ocean would you be? Take our ocean personality quiz as you make your way through the exhibition to find out!

Main image: Photo by Tim Mossholder

One Ocean – Our Future is part of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021 – 2030)

One Ocean – Our Future is funded by the USA Bicentennial Gift Fund.

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